Building and tools
8 Beautiful carved hinges By David Lee
Who would have thought? Hinges as artwork! Why live with "butt ugly" hinges when you can have works of art adorning your doors?
39 Buying the right emergency radio By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM
Be prepared with a reliable source of contact with the outside world during emergency situations or wilderness treks.
16 Starting over: Part 8 By Jackie Clay
With Jackie's health improving, she starts to play catch-up on animal chores and continues working on the house and garden.
32 Take care of your knife By John Lo Cicero
64 Quick-to-build survival shelters By Corcceigh Green
There's no need to be exposed to the elements when you can build a shelter with materials at hand.
69 Monster Quake By John Silveira
Most of us associate earthquakes with California, but the New Madrid seismic zone in the central U.S. is more of a concern to seismologists.
Farm and garden
22 A new use for old tiresA garden using tires By Charles Sanders
34 The wonderful world of lavender By Sharon Palmer
42 The healthful hobby of herb gardening By Linda Gabris
From teas to vapor baths, to oils and vinegars, here's a comprehensive guide to the magical world of herbs.
46 Grow garlic and reap health benefits By By Alice B. Yeager
You don't have to wear garlic around your neck to reap the benefits of this ancient herb. Learn how to grow, harvest, and cook with garlic.
49 No-frills tomato transplants By Raymond Nones
Save money by starting your own tomatoes from seed.
53 Build a groundhog snare By Allen Easterly
57 To make supplies for your garden...recycle By Sylvia Gist
There are many ways to recycle used plastic buckets, newspapers, tin cans, milk cartons, and other items that can be put to good use in the garden.